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No more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day for kids, new recommendation says

CNN  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:01am

Mary Poppins may need to find a new tactic to make the medicine go down.

Dear meat eaters, eat more plants

Erica Hansen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:37pm

Americans are a meat-loving people, but also a people plagued by chronic diseases that are largely preventable by eating plant-rich diets. We could all do better to eat more whole, fresh plant foods.

Choosing this Instagram filter could mean you're depressed

Matt McFarland, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:33am

The Instagram filter you choose may reveal more than you realize about your mental health.

Respect or obedience, which do you really want? Parenting series — Part 2  

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 6:58am

Coach Kim helps you change your focus from getting obedience to getting respect. This is a must read for every parent.

Unhealthy diet during pregnancy potentially linked to ADHD in kids

Meera Senthilingam, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 19th - 8:31pm

Everybody knows that a high-fat, high-sugar diet is not a good idea. It can have a wave of negative consequences on your health, including greater risks of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

4 steps to kick sugar to the curb

Shannon Adair, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 19th - 10:32am

It doesn’t take a genius to know that sugar, especially refined sugar, is more harmful than helpful to health. Follow this step-by-step guide to determine how much sugar you are consuming and decrease it in a sustainable and manageable way.

Knuckle-cracking is actually good for you

Elizabeth Cohen, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 18th - 11:47am

For the past 15 years, Tanya Johnson has been driving her boss nuts. It's not her job skills — Dr. Robert Szabo says Johnson is an excellent nurse — but rather her incessant knuckle-cracking that makes him want to strangle her.

How much a decade of obesity raises your cancer risk

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 17th - 9:04pm

The longer a woman is overweight or obese, the more her risk of cancer may increase along with the time.

Top 6 myths of intuitive eating debunked

Paige Smathers, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 8:31pm

There's lots of confusion about what intuitive eating is and is not. Let's dive into the biggest things that keep people from wanting to take the intuitive eating plunge.

Parenting a difficult child — Part 1

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 15th - 6:58am

In this series of LIFEadvice articles, Coach Kim gives insights on understanding your child and building relationships of trust and love.

Poll: 1 in 8 US adults say they smoke marijuana

Aria Hangyu Chen, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Aug 11th - 9:25pm

The percentage of American adults who say they smoke weed has nearly doubled in three years, according to a new Gallup poll.

The real reason Americans are eating out less

Matt Egan, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 10th - 8:09pm

Many Americans are wondering: Why go out for a burger when you can grill one at home for way cheaper?

6 solutions when life feels hopeless

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 8th - 6:59am

"I am in my 50s and have been on disability for three years. Part of my challenge is that I can't do anything physical." In this edition of LIFEadvice, coaches Kristena Eden and Kim Giles share tips and suggestions for those who feel hopeless and discouraged.

Food gardens offer healthy rewards beyond nutrition

Suzanne Lewis, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 5th - 8:31pm

The perks of gardening go beyond a beautiful yard or community park. Food gardens, in particular, are not only sources of fresh and delicious produce, but also a variety of other health benefits.

Video: How to make mashed potato waffles

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 8:32pm

Mashed potatoes and waffles are two of the most amazing foods, so why not combine the two? We tried out a recipe for mashed potato waffles.

What happens when a Utah couple goes off sweets for 30 days

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:14am

As evidenced by some of my coworkers drinking a gallon of water every day for one month and jumping rope for 5 minutes a day for one month, KSL.com team members are not afraid of a challenge.

8 books to celebrate the Olympic spirit

Teri Harman, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:39pm

On Friday night, the world will gather to celebrate the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. We’ll share in a global event that inspires millions. Deepen your Olympic experience with these books for young and old.

Instagram Stories is Facebook's latest Snapchat clone

Heather Kelly, CNN, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:17am

Remember Poke? How about Slingshot? They're long forgotten Facebook apps that attempted to steal some of Snapchat's thunder.

Do you feel out of control around certain foods? Try this

Paige Smathers, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 8:33pm

So how can you work smarter to develop a balanced, mentally healthy relationship with a particular food you’ve struggled with in the past? It’s all about creating new experiences and associations with those foods.

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

Jeff Donn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:02am

It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.